Suburb, road and place names

Place name proposals

The naming of geographical places in South Australia is regulated by the Geographical Names Act 1991. Under the Act, interested people can make submissions on proposed name changes.

Geographic places include:

  • areas
  • regions
  • localities
  • cities
  • suburbs
  • towns
  • mountains
  • rivers
  • places or buildings that may be of historical interest.

For more information on naming policy see Geographical names guidelines.

Guidelines for submitting new proposals

All proposals must comply with the Geographical names guidelines. If a proposal doesn't meet the guidelines it is unlikely to be successful. These guidelines cover proposals to:

  • assign a name to a place
  • alter an existing name
  • assign or alter suburb and locality names or boundaries.

Submissions other than for suburbs or localities should be in writing to the Surveyor-General and lodged with the Geographical Names Unit.

Proposals to assign a new suburb or locality name or alter an existing suburb or locality name or boundary should be discussed with the local council or local authority if not within a council area. It is preferred the council or authority submit the proposal on behalf of the proposer, together with its comments, to the Surveyor-General.

A new proposal should include:

  • the name, address, contact number and email address (if available) of the person making the submission
  • a detailed justification for the proposal
  • a map or plan showing the location and extent of the proposal
  • an indication of the level of community support for the proposal and how this was determined - eg community meeting or petition
  • the views of the council (or local authority if not in a council area)
  • any comments from affected individuals, agencies or interest groups.

The Surveyor-General is responsible for investigating naming proposals and makes recommendations to the minister.

How to comment on a proposal

Written submissions relating to a current naming proposal are welcome from anyone around the world.

A submission must include:

  • the name and address of the person making the submission
  • details of your support or opposition to the proposal
  • any counter proposal relating to the situation
  • any general comments.

Email

LsgPlaceNames@sa.gov.au

Post

Office of the Surveyor-General
Geographical Names Unit
GPO Box 1354
Adelaide SA  5001

Current naming proposals

These naming proposals have followed the Geographical names guidelines and are available through:

  • the government gazette
  • notices in the local paper or The Advertiser (Surveyor-General determines the most appropriate).

When a proposal is successfully completed emergency services, council and Australia Post are notified.

For an alternative version of any document on this page contact the Geographical Names Unit.

DescriptionGazette NoticeSubmission DeadlineOutcome

Alter a Name to a Place:
Rename Oaklands Railway Station to 'Marion Centre Railway Station'
Oaklands Park
City of Marion
Copy of Plan

Notice of Intent -
6 December 2018  (18.1 KB PDF)
3 January 2019 

Suburb Boundary Alteration:
Seaford Heights & McLaren Vale
City of Onkaparinga
Copy of Plan

N/A14 September 2018
(Utilities & Emergency Services Only)

Completed
Approved by:
Surveyor-General
Gazettal - 27 September 2018
(Page 3516) (223.8 KB PDF)

Corrigendum - 29 November 2018
(Page 4028) (24.9 KB PDF)

Suburb Boundary Alteration:
Keppoch & The Gap
Naracoorte Lucindale Council
Copy of Plan
N/A1 August 2018
(Utilities & Emergency Services Only)
Completed
Approved by:
Surveyor-General
Gazettal - 9 August 2018
(Page 3039) (417.9 KB PDF)
Suburb Boundary Alteration & Assign a Name to a Place:
Hayborough & Chiton
Alexandrina Council
Copy of Plan
Notice of Intent -
31 October 2017
(Page 4442)  (237.1 KB PDF)
28 November 2017 Completed
Approved by:
Hon Stephan Knoll MP
Gazettal - 7 June 2018
(Page 2113) (229.1 KB PDF)
Alter and Assign a Name to a Place/Feature:
Rename Tonsley Line to 'Flinders Line'
Rename Clovelly Park Railway Station to 'Tonsley Railway Station'
Assign name to proposed railway station at Flinders Medical Centre as "Flinders Railway Station'
Tonsley & Bedford Park
City of Marion, City of Mitcham
Copy of Plan
Notice of Intent -
12 September 2017
(Page 3976) (13.2 KB PDF)
10 October 2017 
Assign a Name to a Place/Feature:
Naming of Loop Path as 'Anna Rennie Path'
New Port & Port Adelaide
City of Port Adelaide Enfield
Copy of Plan
Notice of Intent -
14 June 2017
(Page 2103) (17.4 KB PDF)
12 July 2017 Completed
Approved by:
Surveyor-General
Gazettal - 1 August 2017
(Page 2984)  (92.1 KB PDF)

Assign a Name to a Place/Feature:
Naming of feature as 'Gawler River Bridge'
Angle Vale, Hillier, Buchfelde & Gawler River

City of Playford & Light Regional Council
Copy of Plan

Notice of Intent -
22 December 2016
(Page 5091) (41.9 KB PDF)
20 January 2017 
Suburb Boundary Alteration & Assign a Name to a Place:
Minlaton & Parsons Beach
Yorke Peninsula Council 
Copy of Plan
Notice of Intent -
4 August 2016
(Page 3097)  (35.8 KB PDF)
1 September 2016Completed
Approved by:
Hon Stephen Mullighan MP
Gazettal - 5 September 2017
(Pages 3947 & 3948) (48.0 KB PDF)

Past naming proposals

Description

Gazette Notice

Submission Deadline

Outcome

Notice of intent to alter the boundaries of Greenwith and Salisbury Heights (2.1 MB PDF)

Notice to alter (159.9 KB PDF)

Notice of intent
(121.7 KB PDF)

5 August 2016

Approved by:
Minister of Transport and Infrastructure
30 January 2017

Assigned vide:
Government Gazette
4 April 2017

Notice to alter boundaries of a place and alter the locality boundary Beaufort and Nantawarra (610.9 KB PDF)Notice to alter (236.0 KB PDF) 24 November 2017 Approved by:
Surveyor-General
24 November 2017
Notice to alter the boundaries of Tailem Bend (1.3 MB PDF)  Notice to alter  19 September 2017 Approved by:
Surveyor-General
19 September 2017
Notice to alter the boundaries of a place and assign a name to a place Eyre (701.9 KB PDF)Notice to alter (8.9 KB PDF) 31 October 2017 Approved by:
Hon Stephen Mulligan MP
30 May 2017
Notice of intent to alter the boundaries of Penfield and create the suburb of Eyre (975.7 KB PDF)Notice of intent
(34.7 KB PDF)
28 September 2015  
Notice to alter the boundaries of Mount Observation and Finniss (1.6 MB PDF)Notice to alter (37.7 KB PDF) 

Approved by:
Surveyor-General
1 February 2017

Assigned vide:
Government Gazette
9 February 2017

Notice of intent to assign a name to a bridge as David Fitzsimons Bridge (1.7 MB PDF)

Notice of intent (31.1 KB PDF)

Notice to assign
(42.3 KB PDF)

20 January 2017

Approved by:
Surveyor-General
3 February 2017

Assigned vide:
Government Gazette
9 February 2017

Notice of intent to assign a name to a bridge as Blumberg Bridge  (1.7 MB PDF)

Notice of intent  (41.5 KB PDF)

Notice to assign (37.6 KB PDF)

20 January 2017

Approved by:
Surveyor-General
1 February 2017

Assigned vide:
Government Gazette
9 February 2017

Notice of intent to alter the boundary of Clovelly Park and create the suburb of Tonsley (2.1 MB PDF)

Notice of intent (34.6 KB PDF)

Notice to alter
(161.8 KB PDF)

10 June 2016

Approved by:
Minister of Transport and Infrastructure
17 November 2016

Assigned vide:
Government Gazette
27 January 2017

Notice to alter the boundaries of Ashton and Norton Summit (2.3 MB PDF)Notice to alter (27.2 KB PDF)  Approved by:
Surveyor-General
7 December 2016
Notice to alter the boundaries of Frahns and Younghusband (1.1 MB PDF)Notice to alter (27.2 KB PDF)  Approved by:
Surveyor-General
7 December 2016
Notice to alter the boundaries of Dudley East and Penneshaw (710.7 KB PDF)Notice to alter (27.2 KB PDF)  Approved by:
Surveyor-General
7 December 2016
Notice to alter the boundaries of Cygnet River and Birchmore (1001.9 KB PDF)Notice to alter (27.2 KB PDF)  Approved by:
Surveyor-General
7 December 2016
Notice to alter the boundaries of American River and Ballast Head (1.3 MB PDF)Notice to alter (32.8 KB PDF)   Approved by:
Surveyor-General
8 June 2016
Notice to alter the boundaries of Beetaloo Valley and Warnertown (722.6 KB PDF)Notice to alter (32.8 KB PDF)  Approved by:
Surveyor-General
8 June 2016

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Page last updated 6 December 2018

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